Railing against ‘anti-Russian forces’, lawmakers are proposing state control over ‘educational activities’
Russian academics have raised the alarm about sweeping legal amendments that propose government regulation over “educational activities”, fearing that the change could hit international collaboration, stop academics making public lectures and podcasts and place the humanities under “ideological control”.
A disturbing academic freedom story from Russia.
But latest amendments to the country’s education law aim explicitly to stamp out what a group of lawmakers claims is “negative foreign interference” in Russia by banning “false information” about the nation’s history and its cultural and religious traditions.
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